Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What is a CPCU?

From the Insurance Daily Quote Calendar:

A Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter is a professional designation granted by the American Institute of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters. CPCU designation requires an individual to pass exams in five core courses and three courses in either a personal or commercial insurance concentration. CPCU designees are also bound by a Code of Ethics.

CPCU, or Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter, is an advanced degree in insurance. After several years and several exams, I finally achieved mine. The Insurance industry has many different designations, but CPCU is the grand-daddy of them all.

I'm glad to have it, and this study has exponentially increased my knowledge of the commercial insurance industry. If you are a new agent, I highly recommend that you take the plunge. If you are a policyholder, make sure you are using an agent who has one. We CPCUs can't wait to shower you with knowledge.

For more reading on the CPCU designation, please visit the American Institute for CPCU, http://aicpcu.org/.

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